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Old Aug 6, 2007, 10:55 PM   #1
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This was taken by the lighthouse. The sky is hazy and the colors and contrast are very dull. A polarizer probably would have helped. Anyway I'd like a bluer sky and more color.


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Old Aug 6, 2007, 11:13 PM   #2
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Hello Pinny,

I really like the way the path leads you into the scene.

I hope you don't mind . . . Here is a quick and dirty edit with just minor tweaks to levels, Shadow/highlights, and curves.

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Old Aug 6, 2007, 11:17 PM   #3
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a proper white balance for the effect you want, as well.
this is just auto levels, with curves.
is this facing towards or away from a lake? if any lake at all...

I like Mugmar's better, I went a little overboard on curves ;p
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Old Aug 6, 2007, 11:37 PM   #4
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How about increasing saturtion
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A mix of photo between the 1st edit and the last one would be great. So I guess y'all agree that the photo needed some work.

It was taken looking north along a boardwalk by the Fire Island lighthouse. That body of water in the distance is Great South Bay.

Here's my try, I messed with the levels (reduced red and green = brown shadows, boosted blue highlights) and significantly boosted saturation. I know the colors are abit unnatural but I love how pines look against a blue sky.





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Old Aug 7, 2007, 1:24 AM   #6
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I couldn't resist. Here's my edit including some cloning out of fences and weeds and cloning in of some extra greenery.
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Old Aug 7, 2007, 1:32 AM   #7
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Wow you went even further than me, that looks awesome BTW!
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Old Aug 7, 2007, 3:24 AM   #8
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If you had just checked the histogram, and altered the levels you would have made a great difference to the photo.Also you could have used a mask on the bottom half, from the trees down and just altered the sky darker or lighter as needed.
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Channel mixer, colour boost, sharpen...........:P.........musket


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